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Laphroaig 1989 23 Year Old Vintage

Laphroaig 1989 23 Year Old Vintage
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Laphroaig 1989 23 Year Old VintageLaphroaig 1989 23 Year Old Vintage
Winning bid: £290.00
Lot number: 084-1212

Laphroaig was founded in 1815 by two brothers from the unassuming Johnston family on the south coast of Islay. Named after the location that the distillery itself was created upon, the name loosely translates to the ‘broad hollow by the bay’. In 1994 the Prince of Wales awarded it the Royal Warrant, an accolade attested to no other whisky on earth. Rumour has it that it was the Prince’s most favoured whisky.

Having said that, Laphroaig is often perceived as quite an acquired taste amongst the faint of heart, perhaps due to it’s intense peaty, smoky and rich flavours. During the prohibition, an American Surgeon General was adamant that it was unfit for recreational consumption, and instead declared it to be strictly utilised for medical purposes only.

Today, it is the biggest selling single malt from Islay, and one of the last distilleries using its own floor maltings.

A vintage bottling of Laphroaig from 1989 for the Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish markets. It is supposedly aged in sherry casks, to suit the Scandinavian whisky palate.

Distilled: 1989

Age: 23 Years Old

48.9% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 1800 bottles released

Please examine the images of the bottle, packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 84th Auction (March 23 – April 1, 2018)